I was researching my mother’s family from Bay City, Michigan. My grandmother was French and her parents were born in “French Canada”. After going back several generations, I decided to look up Madonna’s family tree since I knew she was born in Bay City and her mother was French. Lo and behold, I discovered that Madonna and I are 4th cousins (her gg-grandfather and my gg-grandmother were brother and sister). I called my cousin, who still lives in Bay City, and was dying of metastatic lung cancer, and she was absolutely thrilled!! I think it took her mind off of her illness for just a brief moment. She told everyone about our famous relative. Sadly, she died on Feb. 16th. May she rest in peace!